February 21, 2015
The Taste of the Caribbean dinner celebrating the opening of the EcoVillage school was attended by 102 people despite threatening weather. Sponsored by the Atlanta Church Group (ACG), it was the first event to gather people from the supporting churches to meet one another and see photos of the new school, including the premiere of a video about one of the school’s students. In addition to members of the churches that comprise the ACG -- Emory Presbyterian, Good Shepherd Presbyterian and North Decatur Presbyterian – attendees included members of two Unitarian Universalist congregations as well as Druid Hills Presbyterian.
One of the stated purposes of the ACG is to create community among us here in Atlanta, in addition to our collaboration in building the school in Haiti. Attendees talked about the joyful spirit in the room, which was undoubtedly enhanced by the festive decorations and exceptional food from Badda Bing. It was a successful friend-raiser. In addition, another $4600 was donated for the school. Year-to-date fund raising is at 44% of our goal of $45,000.